Friends of Baldwin County Cemeteries, Inc.
A non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization dedicated to the preservation
|Montpelier Methodist Churchyard
Location: From the Baldwin County Courthouse, go east on Hancock St. and follow Highway 22 (Sparta Hwy) east for 4.1 miles. The church and cemetery are on the right at 449 Sparta Hwy.|
GPS coordinates: 33 04' 47" N 83 09' 49" W
or in degrees only form: 33.07972° N X 83.16361° W
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Cemetery Status: Active
Predominant race: White
Some extra info is per Rev. Edward Boyce Nelson, Sr.
|Pers. No.||Name||Birth||Death||Inscription and Notes||Service|
|1||Baby Wood|| || ||Unmarked grave.|
s/o of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wood
|2||Owen Wayne Smith||Mar 26, 1880||Apr 17, 1936|
|3||Evie Brookins Smith||May 1, 1896||Dec 7, 1992||Mama|
|4|| || ||Unmarked adult slab.|
|5||Lewis Elijah Smith||Apr 27, 1922||Aug 21, 1996|| World War II|
Pvt US Army
|6||Felton L. Smallwood||Dec 25, 1910||Apr 3, 1965|| World War II|
Ga, Pvt US Army
|7||Evelyn M. Jarvis||Sep 8, 1892||Apr 3, 1957|| World War I|
Ga, Pvt Co D 1 Development Bn
|8|| || ||Unmarked adult slab.|
|9||Lewis Brookins||Oct 1, 1910||Mar 14, 1988||Son|
|10||Carl Rodney Brookins||Feb 10, 1909||May 11, 1937||Masonic emblem. Son|
|11||Fannie Stubbs Brookins||Aug 31, 1880||Jun 30, 1970||Mother|
|12||Louis Augustus Brookins||Apr 17, 1881||Nov 24, 1933||Masonic emblem. Father|
|13||Debra Gail Brookins||May 8, 1958||May 9, 1958||God must have needed another angel.|
|14||Mancy Madison Brantley||Jun 20, 1896||May 30, 1982||Father|
|15||Katie Butts Brantley||Jan 10, 1908||Jul 3, 1986||Mother|
|16||Nicholas Edward Smith||Mar 19, 2010||Mar 20, 2010||All info per funeral home tag.|
|17||Thomas Jefferson Hall|| || ||Only T. J. appears on gravestone. First and|
middle names per editors.
| Confederate States of America|
Co A Phillips Legion
|18|| || ||Unmarked adult slabs.|
Graves 18-21 are unmarked.
|22||Lonnie Lee Simmons, Jr.|| ||Feb 7, 1965||Our beloved son.|
|23||Marion Veal||Oct 11, 1918||May 3, 1996||A man of deeds|
|24||Callie Sue Estes Veal||Dec 10, 1911||Feb 5, 2002||A woman of faith.|
|25||Helen Jane Estes|| ||Sep 28, 1938|
|26||Frances Louise Gunnells||Feb 24, 1906||May 28, 1987|
|27||May Dunahoo Estes||Apr 6, 1886||Mar 5, 1959|
|28||James W. Estes||Sep 14, 1882||Jan 3, 1946|
|29||Sammy J. Estes||Jan 25, 1935||Aug 7, 1951|
|30||Helen G. Estes||May 18, 1916||Aug 22, 1992|
|31||Thad W. Estes||Dec 15, 1907||Dec 12, 1957|
|32||Michael D. Estes||May 11, 1948||Nov 17, 1990|
|33||Van Mark Estes||Jun 23, 1950||Jan 27, 2004|
|34||Robert M. Franks||Feb 2, 1919||Jan 10, 1976||Father|| World War II|
Cpl Army Air Forces
|35||Bessie Lou Brookins Franks||Oct 11, 1920||Feb 22, 1958||Maiden name not on stone. Maiden name per|
|36||Lizzie Sanders Franks||Dec 11, 1904||Oct 31, 1972||Wife of W. B. Franks.|
|37||William Baxter Franks||Jul 28, 1913||Jan 1, 1993||Granddaddy||Military Service: |
US Army Air Corps
|38||Twins of Tonya Weaver|| || ||Unmarked infant graves.|
Buried at feet of grandmother, Lizzie Sanders Franks, per editors.
|39||Carolyn Elizabeth Franks Bonner||May 19, 1947||May 17, 1984||Beloved wife of Henry E. Bonner. "My|
|40||Larry Baxter Franks||May 19, 1948||Apr 30, 2008||Beloved Daddy, Son, Brother, PawPaw.|
Playing cards inscribed on gravestone.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
|Military Service: |
SSgt U.S. Army
|41||Bryan Mark Estes||Nov 14, 1973||Mar 31, 1997||A separate marker contains a long tribute:|
"He was not given the gift of speech, but he
said so much … "
|42||Thad W. Estes, Jr.||Jan 12, 1935||Dec 31, 2003||The Lord's Prayer is on a marker|
between his marker and Irma Giles Estes' marker.
|43||Irma Giles Estes||Aug 23, 1937||May 6, 1983||A pink rose decoration appears on her grave|
marker. The Lord's Prayer is on a marker
between her marker and Thad W. Estes Jr.'s marker.
|44||Cecil L. Durden||Oct 14, 1919||Oct 17, 1991|
|45||Edna Layfield Durden||Jun 12, 1922||Dec 24, 2002||Only middle initial appears on gravestone.|
Maiden name is Layfield, per editors.